Letters: Thumping chopper sound of productivity

We're lucky to live in a peaceful Okanagan where helicopters mean productivity, not destruction.

To the editor:

As the helicopters advance to the orchards to dry the crops this morning, I imagine war torn countries where this sound would be commonplace or a warning.

We are so lucky to be able to put this sound into the perspective of one of productivity and a relatively rare occurrence, both seasonally and weather-wise.

We are safe! I am forced to think of how scary it would be to live in a place of unrest. Yes! It is noisy and disruptive and annoying, but it is the sound of modern agriculture practices, not war or an attack on our friends and family.

It is temporary. There are no screams or explosions or smells of burning buildings or bodies of loved ones. We are not fleeing our homes.

Occasionally the helicopter drowns out the sounds of an endlessly barking dog or the bickering outbursts of the neighbour—perspective.

Some sounds are productive and purposeful, some not.

Connie Muir, Lake Country

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